posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 12:45 AM
You ask a tough question. But, I do have an answer for you on that. And it would appear what the big problem was Elijah the prophet. Why? Because the
prophesies of Malachi indicate that he would appear before the coming of the Messiah. And that he would be present when the Messiah came to occupy the
But the problem was he wasn't there. Matthew 17 claims Elijah the prophet was John the Baptist. So on his death it would have triggered the following
in Malachi 4 KJV
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a
It would appear the "curse of Malachi" was triggered and it's quite a bad one as biblical curses go. So here's the details on it in a nutshell.
To start with you need a understanding of Leviticus 26. The covenant God made with the Israelites in the desert after they got away from Pharaoh. It
details the benefits of being in a relationship with the God of the Jews and the punishments when they fall away.
Also I would point out here that the history of the past 2000 years resembles that of a top level Leviticus 26 curse. The destruction of the temple
in 70 AD and the diaspora in 135 AD. The various pogroms and inquisitions since then. Even today the Jews are being harrassed. And it would appear
the reason why is that they are cursed.
And I found the description and the declaration of the curse in the book of Hosea. The thing to remember is that these verses were written
approximately 500 years before the triggering event occurred. The entire book covers the curse. But here is the book simplified into a couple of
verses. And remember that per Psalms 90 and 2nd Peter 3-8 a day with the Lord is as a thousand years on the earth.
4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an
ephod, and without teraphim:
5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the
12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor
cure you of your wound.
14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none
shall rescue him.
15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the
latter and former rain unto the earth.
According to Hosea 6-2 the curse is supposed to be 2000 years long. Followed by a thousand year "day of Jezreel."
And that is a basic explanation to the Jews as to why Jesus Christ didn't do the expected job in the first century AD. They weren't worthy of a
messiah back then.